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    13 Things That'll Trick Guests Into Thinking You Have Your Shit Together

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    1. A set of white sheets that will scream: "Me? Eat in bed? I'd never!"

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    No grown-ass adult's bedroom is complete without a set of white sheets — it is a truth none of us can deny. Luckily, the days when owning nice bedding meant being a low-key millionaire are gone. For less than $25, you can find the Mellanni bed sheet set on Amazon, which has a 4.5-star rating and more than 30,000 reviews. These sheets also come with a lifetime guarantee, so if you're not obsessed with them you can get your money back, no questions asked. If your fear of stains has been holding you back from sleeping in white, remember that using bleach isn't nearly as scary or hard as you imagine — as we've discussed in a previous BuzzFeed post. If bleach will be a new addition to your laundry products, you can find it on Amazon for $6.99.

    Get a four piece queen set from Amazon for $24.70.

    2. A water carafe to keep in the fridge ~just in case~ someone stops by and feels like a cool refreshment.

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    Look, do this for guests but also do this for yourself! There's nothing better than getting home, feelin' thirsty, and pouring yourself a perfectly chilled glass of water like you're in a goddamn restaurant.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.69.

    3. A set of spice shakers to fill and display, discreetly tricking your visitors into assuming that you cook often and cook well.

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    I don't know about you, but the back of my cupboard is where spices go to die. My habit of buying a nice herb or spice for one recipe then completely forgetting that I own it means I hold back from cooking new things because I can never for the life of me remember what ingredients I have at home. For less than $25 on Amazon you can get a spice rack and set of 18 glass bottles to fill with herbs and spices. Not only will a spice display make you look like pro in the kitchen, it will also encourage you to actually start experimenting with different flavors while cooking.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97.

    4. A set of cheese knives, so you can finally stop serving snacks on a dinner plate with a butter knife.

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    The old butter knife might have sufficed when you first moved out of on your own and the mere act of serving cheese was enough to make you feel grown, but those days can't last forever. This four-piece set costs less than most cheeses but will make your plate look perfectly put together.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $8.99.

    5. And big fancy-ass ice cubes that'll suggest you're ~on occasion~ a whiskey drinker.

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    Giant ice cubes are a novelty we all need in our lives — it's just a bonus that they also suit grownup liquor that adults with their shit together drink. Buy a silicon ice tray and freeze your way to a more sophisticated happy hour.

    Get two trays from Amazon for $9.99.

    6. A set of coasters to show you not only care about aesthetics, but also about your coffee table that you totally did not find on the street.

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    Even if everything else in your home was purchased on the tightest of budgets, adding something ~special~ if you have a little spending money in the future can freshen up your space. Plus, drink rings are real, and they suck to try and remove.

    Get a set of four from West Elm for $31.

    7. An innovative toilet roll holder with a shelf for your phone or, preferably, a small book.

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    Long ago we, as a society, reached a point where it's universally acknowledged that most people, when at home, take their phone with them to the toilet. Add a small book to the shelf — like a tiny phrase or travel book, for instance — and come across as intelligent and practical aka the dream combo when trying to be a real adult.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    8. A super soft throw blanket to expertly spread over your ugliest chair.

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    The other very real benefit of having a throw blanket when entertaining in the colder months is being able to say "would you like a blanket" if someone looks particularly chilly. It's such a mom thing to do, and it makes anyone feel welcome in your home.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    9. A mail and key organizer that will be the first thing your guests see when they walk through the door.

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    If you, like me, don't have a proper entryway to decorate, set the tone of your organized home with a key hanger that can also fit mail and invitations. This particular holder comes in black, white, gray, and clear, so it can suit pretty much any home.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    10. A number of bowls to fill with a variety of different citrus fruits.

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    Realistically you could fill a set of plain bowls with chips, fruit, or popcorn, but there's no denying that having a bowl of lemons on your table for no apparent reason seems extremely adult.

    Get a set of three from West Elm for $19.99.

    11. A fancy decanter to whip out before your guests arrive and see that they're drinking boxed wine.

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    The more you appear to have your shit together, the more people will expect that you have evolved into the kind of person that has a few bottles of wine in the cupboard at all times. And while that fact might actually be true, nothing can dissolve the illusion that you're together AF faster than a bottle, can, or box of $2 wine. This best-selling wine decanter is made of hand-blown crystal, which will add to your credibility even more. Next time you have guests, pour your cheap vino into this decanter before they arrive, then tell your friends you've been "letting the wine breathe."

    Get it from Amazon for $37.95.

    12. A sponge holder that will show you're the kinda person that prioritizes cleanliness, especially in the kitchen!

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    I've written it before and I will write it again: a sponge holder is the difference between looking like a stan for bacteria and a person who knows what's up and takes care of their kitchen. Sponges are always going to be one of the grossest items in your home, but keeping them in a holder where they can actually dry makes the best of a bad situation.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    13. And a re-fillable pump bottle to fill with your favorite generic-brand hand soap.

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    Because honestly, who needs fancy hand soap when you can buy the cheapest stuff on the shelf and repackage it yourself?

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $18.97.

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